Bodies of Water in Melbourne

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Bodies of Water in Melbourne

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  • gryphon2014
    Tauranga, New Zealand5 contributions
    Did the restuarant dinner Cruise. Excellent staff. Great food. The lights of Melbourne we dazzling.
    Thought we could have had more information about what we were passing, historical facts etc
    Well worth the experience.
    Written 13 October 2023
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  • Frank154
    Melbourne, Australia147 contributions
    This is a revegetated gem, with the park split into two main areas that being a conservation area and recreation zone. The recreation area is located on the left hand side as you drive through the main entrance off Mason Street, into Lakes Drive onto the carpark.

    This area has BBQs and an arboretum with a maturing collection of pines and other trees from around the world. If you are into botany then this would be an attraction in itself especially with the harsh local conditions - averaging 400-600 mm of rain a year.

    The right hand side which is clearly a bushland zone with eucalypt's, acacias and other local indigenous plants. These plants attract various birds in particular over the year and as they mature further more diverse animals have been moving in. This is a conservation area and as such leave nothing but footprints and take plenty of photos is the motto for this area.

    The paths give you great access around the park and they are quite natural.

    The lakes at the bottom have a rock crossing which kids love to navigate, with an interpretation sign that displays the food web around the lakes here. The message here is around nature and reducing our impacts such as feeding the birds which is quite detrimental to the birds and the lakes. It encourages pest species such as carp and mosquito fish whilst also fouling the water encouraging outbreaks of algae especially in summer. The salt in bread also causes developmental issues in young birds such as signets.

    Birds also tend to associate people with food and can lead to issues around swans attacking children believe it or not, and young adolescent kids attacking unsuspecting birds looking for a free feed.

    It's awesome for a walk and enjoy the delights of the bush with only a stone throw away from the city.

    Written 24 June 2017
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia27,764 contributions
    The fact that the lake is no longer pink is not that relevant as this lake and the Westgate Park could be something very special, but it is not even good. It can be best described as scruffy bush and dead water or swamps under the West Gate Bridge and has so much potential. Sitting on the edge of the city this large area could become a feature of Melbourne with river views, the city sky-line and a fantastic recreation area. It falls so well short it is sad.
    Written 15 June 2021
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